General Campground Information

Pet Policies

Most people like dogs, but they must be on a leash while at the KOA.
Please do not leave your pets unattended.
Dogs should be walked in the pet walk.
Pet litter must be picked up by owner.
Tent and RV sites, pets are free.
Cabin rentals have a $45 pet charge per visit.

NO POTABLE WATER

Good Afternoon Guests,

The Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA does not have potable water.  We can swim, shower, brush our teeth with the water, but we do not advise using it as your main source of drinking water.  Most of Hwy 178 used to be farms. We are also on well water.  We have to maintain below 10 nitrates per quarter.  We are currently at 5.  The quarter before we were at 8, before that 11.  The water nitrate level fluctuates, therefore while we are currently under 10 we still tell you that the water is not potable as a safety precaution.

What are nitrates in well water:  Nitrates are chemicals that get into groundwater from contamination with fertilizer, manure or septic systems or erosion of natural deposits.  (We do not have septic takes in the area of our well, all septic tanks are in the back of the campground) 

Nitrates make it hard for your red blood cells to carry oxygen.  This can be dangerous for infants and some adults.  Boiling the water and filtration systems do not remove nitrates.

While we let every customer know when they come to the KOA that we have nitrates in the water, we are almost always told by our guests they use bottled water only.  

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

MONTH TO MONTH STAYS

Are you looking for a place to spend your Winter?  Lake Isabella/Kern River is offering month-to-month stays December through April for RV'ers.  Call for more information 760-378-2001 everyday 8:00AM - 5:00PM Daily.

Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA General Information

Store Hours: 

Winter Hours:
October 1st -April 1st
Sunday thru Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Hours Start May 1st -October 1st
Sunday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Check-in and Check-out times:
Cabin check-in time 3:00 PM. Cabin check-out time 11:00 AM

RV and Tent sites check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out is 12:00 PM

Things we sell:
Beer/Wine
Chips, Candy, Cookies
Ice
Ice Cream
Ice Cream Floats
Water, Various Sodas, Gatorade, Milk, Apple Juice,
Wood, Fire Starter, Charcoal lighter Fluid, Rainbow flames and Mystical Fire
Lots of Souvenirs: stickers, magnets, t-shirts, key chains and many other items.
Swim Float and fun rafts


FROM THE PUB:  ASK ABOUT OUR WEEKEND SPECIALS !!!!

LUNCH AND DINNER:
Pizza
Nachos
Chili Cheese Fries
Wings 

Pool Hours are 10:00 AM TO 9:00 PM for the Summer months. Anyone under 15 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Also, a 15-year-old cannot watch younger siblings - anyone under 15 needs Adult Supervision. We do not have a lifeguard on duty.

Visitors:  You may have visitors during the day, but they may not spend the night and are not permitted to use our facilities. They must also park in the overflow parking with a car pass.

Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM until 8:00 AM - These are strictly enforced. We want to make sure that everyone has a wonderful camping experience. Please follow this rule.

LAKE ISABELLA AND KERN RIVER

WE ARE LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF WELDON.  WE ARE 15 MINUTES TO THE TOWN OF LAKE ISABELLA AND ABOUT 10 MINUTES FROM YOUR FIRST ENTRANCE TO THE LAKE WHICH IS PARADISE COVE.  WE ARE ALSO 14 MILES FROM THE KERN RIVER.  .  

WE HAVE FLUSHING TOILETS, SHOWERS, A  STORE, POOL AND A PUB.

WE ALSO HAVE VOLLEYBALL, ROCK PAINTING, SOCCER BALLS, TETHER BALL AND CORN HOLE.  COME UP TO THE OFFICE AND CHECK ANY OF THESE ITEMS OUT !!

BLM LAND IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO BRING THEIR OFF ROAD VEHICLES.

Conservation

Do be cautious with fire, especially when windy. Our trees are precious. Please do not initial, hack, carve, or otherwise disfigure them or feed them cooking grease or gray water. 
 Thank you!!

WE ARE NOT ON THE LAKE

Time and time again we tell people that we are not located on the LAKE ISABELLA LAKE or the KERN RIVER.  However, we are only 15 minutes from the Lake or the Kern River. We are centrally located between both.

If you would like information on boat rentals, etc., please visit the Lake Isabella Chamber of Commerce Business Page. French Gulch is where you can rent items to use on the Lake.

We can also give you information on The Trail of 100 Giants and White Water Rafting. BLM is located right across the street, so Razors and Quads are always welcome. However, children cannot drive anything that has a motor inside the KOA.  Speed limit inside the KOA is 5 mph.

Swimming Pool

Swimming is at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets or glass containers of any kind are prohibited in the pool area at all times. Pool hours are 10:00AM to 9:00PM and adult supervision is required for children under 15 in the pool and restrooms. Pool is open seasonally from May 1st to September 30th.

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT

CHECK-IN TIMES:
CABINS: 3:00PM
RV 2:00PM
TENT 2:00PM

CHECK-OUT TIMES:
CABINS: 11:00 AM
RV 12:00PM
TENT 12:00PM

Cabins

Please do not hang wet towels/clothing on the rails. No smoking in any cabin or lodge. No cooking is allowed inside the cabins. Please feel free to use our camper kitchen. There is a $45 pet fee for animals brought into any of our  cabins.
Bare Bones Cabin Information: 

We have bare bone cabins. Our one room bare bone cabin has a queen bed and a bunk bed in the same room.  The two bedroom bare bone cabins have a queen bed in the front room and two sets of bunk beds in the second room.

Camping cabins = Bare Bone cabins: Have no restrooms. One room cabins sleep 4 and Two room cabins sleep 6.

Deluxe cabins: Deluxe cabins have restrooms,  the main bedroom comes with linens, bunk beds, lofts and sofa couches do not come with linens.  Please bring your own from home.  The kitchenette inside each deluxe cabin has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, silverware and plates. There is no cooking allowed inside the building. 
We have a kitchenette that all guests are welcome to use.  Please feel free to bring your bbq. All sites have a fire pit.

General Rules

Please observe your campsite boundaries. Do not walk through others' campground areas. Go Around. Please devote extra consideration to the Quiet Hours from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. Please do not dry laundry on lines or trees. We have a laundry room available for your use. No car or RV washing on the grounds. Your visitors do not have free use of the facilities. Please have them park in the visitor area and register in the office.

Meet Your Hosts

Kimberly and Brian

Are you ready to CAMP? Summer is right around the corner!

Since starting in 2006 with a definitive fixer-upper we have strived to improve and bring the campground to what you the campers want.  From putting in cabins, adding landscaping, improving sites/ layout, repairing the pool, starting social events and family activities, adding a great camper kitchen, new pallet patios coming soon....... And we still have so much we want to do.
We are here to make your stay the best it can be.  When you see us around the campground let us know what you think, we always want to here from you.